- Title: Portugal and Spain slammed by storm Fabien
- Date: 22nd December 2019
- Summary: MONTEMOR O VELHO, PORTUGAL (DECEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS) FLOODED PARK VARIOUS OF FLOODED ROADS EMERGENCY SERVICE STAFF ON JET SKI MOVING ALONG FLOODED AREA HOUSE COVERED BY WATER VARIOUS OF TOP OF ROAD SIGNS ABOVE THE FLOODED AREA AND OTHER SIGNS COVERED BY THE FLOOD FLOODED ROAD MAN LOOKING AT FLOODED ROAD VARIOUS OF JET SKI MOVING ALONG ON FLOODED AREA EREIRA, PORTUGAL (DECEMBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS) STORKS IN NEST VARIOUS OF WATER COMING DOWN RIVER VARIOUS OF FLOODED LAND BUOY FLOATING WATER DRAGGING PLANTS VARIOUS OF HOUSES NEXT TO FLOODED RIVER
- Embargoed: 5th January 2020 11:37
- Keywords: Fabien storm Portugal Spain floods rain sea foam storm
- Location: MONTEMOR O VELHO & EREIRA, PORTUGAL AND GALICIA, SPAIN
- City: MONTEMOR O VELHO & EREIRA, PORTUGAL AND GALICIA, SPAIN
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA002BB24HMV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Emergency services worked to clear damage caused by severe wind and floods in Spain and Portugal on Sunday (December 22) after two powerful storms struck the Iberian Peninsula in quick succession over the past four days killing at least eight people and causing widespread damage.
The arrival of Storm Fabien on Saturday (December 21) brought a fresh round of high winds and heavy rainfall to the region, just as Storm Elsa, which hit the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday (December 18), began to subside.
In Galicia powerful waves crashed onto a promenade overnight on Sunday generating an impressive amount of foam.
Spain's civil defense agency said the latest front could bring winds of up to 140 km per hour (85 mph) and waves of up to 9 meters (30 feet), to the country's northwest Atlantic coast.
Portugal's civil protection authority said on Saturday the heavy rain and strong winds had felled trees and caused flooding and damage to infrastructure.
More than 250 people were evacuated from their homes in villages in central Portugal on Saturday due to rising river waters, Portuguese news agency Lusa said.
EDP, the country's largest utility, said on Friday that thousands of people were without electricity due to storm damage.
(Production: Miguel Pereira, Silvio Castellanos)
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